Sweet gesture

March 12, 2004 - 2:26 am 3 Comments

My four year old did something the other day that was truly sweet. It was the first time she had done something specifically just to make me happy. She and her little sister had been upstairs playing in the bedrooms with a toy vacuum cleaner. A while later she came downstairs and watched a video. She came up to me and put her hand on my knee and whispered to me that she had a surprise for me when we went upstairs for bedtime. I was a little distracted and mmm-hmmmmm’ed at her and forgot all about it. Half an hour later we went up and I went to her closet to pick out her school clothes for the next day. She waited patiently and quietly behind me, then when I was done said that I had forgotten about her surprise. She said I had to close my eyes and she would lead me to it, so I did, and she held my hand and led me down the hall to our bedroom and said I could open them. I didn’t see anything, and I didn’t want to upset her, but I had to ask what I was looking for.

“Look, Mommy! I took the vacuum cleaner and vacuumed the whole room for you, and now it’s all nice and clean for you to walk on!”

I just melted. Hub whispered to me, “What a crappy gift,” and I smacked him. I thought it was glorious.

3 Responses to “Sweet gesture”

  1. kid Says:

    Lovely. She was making the world better for you. That is so kind of her to think what you would appreciate…and to be so excited to surprise you…give her big hugs for me.

  2. Rune Says:

    Yes, it is glorious! “The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.” –Charles Warner

  3. Pam Says:

    How sweet! Wait until she gives you a big bouquet of dandylions!